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Nickelodeon Records: A music museum of memories

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Nickelodeon Records is a real blast from the past, where Elizabeth Scarborough and Ruthie Bible have been pack-ratting for over 30 years.

"We're really, really into San Diego high school memorabilia," Betsy said.

Somewhere in their piles of annuals may be your old yearbook. Besty found her old Crawford High School yearbook.

"I was junior class president," she said.

In an old Helix High yearbook, photojournalist Tom Warren actually found his brother's senior picture. And along with all the mug shots, those heartfelt inscriptions from classmates.

For decades, Nickelodeon Records has been selling t-shirts emblazoned with the image of San Diego's iconic Oscar's Drive-in.

"A place where people would go to beat each other up in the parking lot," Ruthie joked.

The walls of the shop are cluttered with classic San Diego photos, as well as an eclectic mix of vinyl oddities.

"Including Christine Jorgensen, who had the first sex change operation in the 50s," Ruthie said.

Elizabeth and Ruth, along with their friend, Dr. Patricia Oyeshiku have written a their memoirs about collecting, entitled "The Thrill of the Hunt."

"This is probably the funniest little book about thrift store shopping that you'll ever run into," Patricia said.

It, along with the other San Diego memories has time-warped this Normal Heights shop into a perpetual state of "Happy Days."

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